New Delhi: Amid the ongoing COVID pandemic, the Goa Police on Wednesday said that it will crackdown on the participants and organisers of night parties. State Director General of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena said those who participate or organise these parties or those who break restrictions will be punished. Also Read - 2021 Haridwar Kumbh: In a First, Number of Pilgrims to Be Restricted; Entry Passes to Be Issued

“There are many restrictions. Some people have the habit of violating law. Those who participate or organise these parties or those who break restrictions, we will act against them,” Meena said. Also Read - COVID-19 Implications: Patients Suffering From COVID-19 Are Facing Cardiac Issues

The top cop’s comments came days after a house party organised at a villa in the coastal village of Arpora turned into a streetside brawl after youngsters attending the event got embroiled in a brawl with a local gang. Also Read - COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available By The Beginning of 2021: Harsh Vardhan

The party held on Sunday was hosted by the friends of a young Russian woman, who was leaving for Russia and was attended by around two dozen friends, most of them children of wealthy businessmen from the state capital and nearby areas.

Section 144 continues to be imposed on account of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. In all, Goa has recorded 944 confirmed coronavirus cases, while the tally of active cases is currently at 2,878.